50,000 homes without electricity in Midi-Pyrenees
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50,000 homes without electricity in Midi-Pyrenees

Matafelon Granges : France | Oct 19, 2012 at 7:13 AM PDT
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A violent southerly wind blowing at over 100 km / ha caused falling trees and branches on the electricity grid. Some 50,000 homes were without power Friday morning in the Southwest due to winds in excess of 100 km / h which caused falling trees and branches on the lines, announced a spokesman of ERDF '. The Midi-Pyrénées region is the most affected with 40,000 households affected, said the spokesman. More than 800 officers were deployed ERDF to cope with the situation, he said. Technicians were called in from neighboring regions, Languedoc-Roussillon Poitou-Charentes. "Everyone rallied early this morning," said the spokesman stressed that the phenomenon is "violent and sustained" and that agents are reaching new incidents as and when they operate. Firefighters Tarn-et-Garonne said they had 24 hours to process 111 interventions. Two people were slightly injured Thursday in Montauban, they said. Their colleagues in the Haute-Garonne have amounted to nearly 200 the number of interventions of all kinds wind between Thursday night and Friday morning. Météo-France argued Friday morning that the "event of yesteryear was remarkable for its time, including the period of winds exceeding 100 km / h."

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